Ok. Maybe this isn’t going to be the most exciting post for you so you may be wondering why I used exclamation points in the title. Well, I’m pumped. To the max. Picking new siding means that our 80’s tri-level is finally going to start looking decent after living here for 4 months. Everyday when I walk into our house before I enter the door I feel un-inspired & just hate how the house looks. It looks sad to me, but as soon as I walk in the door it feels like home. Our house feels like ours & we have our touch on it. Then you go back outside & the exterior of our home has none of our style, no touches of us, & it doesn’t even seem like ours. Well, that’s about to change!!! This week we picked out siding, cedar shakes, new trim color, shutters, & more to completely give our home a makeover on the outside. Here is a little preview of the direction we are going…
That photo with all the writing gets me so excited. We are starting with the new siding color [a crisp and soft white] & then on the upstairs part of the house that sticks out we are putting accent cedar shakes [ white distressed shakes called coastal white] At the same time we are adding new shutters which haven’t been finalized yet so if you have a color suggestion leave it in the comments below!
So, If you remember a post I did on the exterior of our home when we got new windows, but the plan then was to do gray siding. Nothing against gray, but I just wasn’t feeling it for this house of ours. I wanted something classic & cottage-y. & I know some of you are joking about me picking white, & you can keep laughing because I am too. I just love white, it’s fresh, clean, & again, classic. I actually had picked a creamier white, but Mr. LMB chose this white & I love it too. When he has an opinion I always listen because it’s rare when he has one. He is the type to always go with the flow so it’s fun when he goes against what I say.. is that weird? If there was a every a faux cedar shake that describe me it would be these distressed shakes that we chose for the front of our house, I’m a little obsessed with them. The trim color will be almost the same color as the siding so that it blends in with the house [unlike the brown trim that is there right now as seen in the photos.] The white trim will break the house up less & just help it all flow together. The one thing we haven’t chose? The shutters! I like the cottage style with the two vertical boards with the horizontal boards across at the top & bottom. But the color or stain has yet to be decided. If our roof wasn’t an orange/brown I would choose a gray, but alas our roof is an orange/brown. Remember our first exterior plans last fall included replacing our roof because we hated the color? Well, our roof is basically brand new so we decided to not change the roof [for now]. The shutter color option in the photo is a dark brown with some gray undertones . So with the gray undertones I’m still getting my way right? I’ll keep thinking that.
Just looking at the white siding sample compared to the old tan siding makes me so ready for the exterior refresh! & isn’t it funny that you can see the outlines from the old shutters? Not really funny, but I’m ready to get some new shutters up there! Besides adding a front porch to the house, I think that the siding is going to make the biggest impact on our home makeover. I hope you are all excited for this amazing makeover & excited to go through the journey with us. Be sure to follow me on Instagram & Facebook for more updates. Let me know what you guys think in the comments below, I really want you to be a part of this journey with us! xx